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Coursework Scholarships, Bursaries, Grants and Prizes Policy
This policy provides the framework for the establishment and administration of James Cook University coursework scholarships, bursaries, grants and prizes.
James Cook University will award coursework scholarships, bursaries, grants and prizes in order to:
- celebrate and recognise student performance with an offering of monetary or non-monetary scholarships, bursaries, grants and prizes.
- engage with industry, community and donors through positive interactions and relationship building to benefit the student body and the University.
- enhance the student experience and improve student success through providing opportunities of receiving financial aid.
This policy applies to all JCU scholarships, bursaries, grants and prizes, other than scholarships for Higher Degree by Research students.
The definitions used in this policy are found in the: Policy Glossary
- The establishment of scholarships, bursaries, grants or prizes will be consistent with the strategic intent of the University
- The management and administration of scholarships, bursaries, grants and prizes will be consistent across the University, with transparent and equitable selection processes.
- The scholarship and prizes program will be funded from a variety of sources including the University, the Commonwealth Government and external donors
- External donors may be acknowledged through naming of the scholarship, bursary, grant or prize or other means as determined by the Chair of Academic Board.
- Initiation of contact will be made by either the Discipline or the Engagement Office and maintaining the on-going relationship with potential and existing external donors is the responsibility of the Engagement Office (unless specified in the establishment of the Scholarship, bursary, Prize or Grant). A JCU staff member wishing to pursue an external donation/sponsorship is to liaise with the Engagement Office prior to any contact.
- Approval of the scholarship, bursary, grant or prize rules rests with the Chair, Academic Board.
- The University, at its discretion, may decide to terminate named scholarships, bursaries, grants or prizes if the name attached is no longer held in high regard within the community or the fund becomes no longer viable. In some circumstances these funds may be returned to the donor.
- Students wishing to lodge an appeal against any decision made pursuant to this policy may do so under the JCU Student Complaints Management Policy.
- Where this policy does not adequately encompass a particular circumstance, the University may consider special cases. Applications for special consideration must be in writing and directed to the Scholarships Office. Authority for approval of special circumstances rests with the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Students.
Related documents, legislation or JCU Statutes
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Students
Date for next review:
|18-1||09/03/2018||30/04/2018||Minor amendment to reflect current organisational structure.||QSP Officer|
Minor amendments to remove procedural content and to broaden scope to include prizes
Chair of Academic Board
Minor amendments to align with Council approved Academic and Student Delegations Register
Associate Director, Enrolment and Client Services
Policy sponsor and approval authority amended to reflect approved policy framework.
Quality, Standards and Policy
Roles amended to reflect organisation re-structure
Policy established. Approved at Academic Board
Scholarship, grant, prize, bursary
- James Cook University
- Bachelor of Advanced Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Business / Laws
- Bachelor of Business & Environmental Science
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
- Bachelor of Primary Education
- Bachelor of Secondary Education
- Bachelor of Environmental Practice
- Bachelor of Geology
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Nursing Science (External)
- Bachelor of Midwifery
- Bachelor of Pharmacy
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy
- Bachelor of Planning
- Bachelor of Psychological Science
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Social Work
- Bachelor of Speech Pathology
- Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science
- Bachelor of Veterinary Science
- Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Honours)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- Bachelor of Engineering / Science (Honours) MBA in Tourism
- Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
- Master of Data Science
- Bachelor of Sports Psychology
- Bachelor of Marine Science
- Bachelor of Medicine / Surgery
- Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration]
- Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)
- Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Psychology
- Master of Conflict Management & Resolution
- Graduate Certificate of Conflict Management & Resolution
- Master of Global Development
- Master of International Tourism & Hospitality Management
- Bachelor of Technology and Innovation
- Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Laws
- Diploma of Higher Education
- Diploma of Higher Education (Business)
- Diploma of Higher Education Majoring in Business Studies
- Diploma of Higher Education Majoring in Engineering and Applied Science
- Diploma of Higher Education Majoring in General Studies
- Diploma of Higher Education Majoring in Health
- Diploma of Higher Education Majoring in Information Technology
- Diploma of Higher Education Majoring in Science
- Diploma of Higher Education, Majoring in Society and Culture